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These mayors have just been selected for a global leadership role

C40 announced today that Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera have been elected to the C40 Steering Committee, the governing body that provides strategic direction for the C40 network.

Mexico City Mayor Mancera (left) and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (right)

“On behalf of all C40 members, it is my great pleasure to welcome Mayor Mancera and Mayor Walsh as our newest Steering Committee members,” said C40 Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes. “I commend both mayors on their sustainability efforts in their own cities, and look forward to their leadership in representing their respective regions and C40 as a whole in the global effort to meet the climate change challenge.”

Both mayors have demonstrated a real commitment to climate action: Mayor Mancera will host the 6th biennial C40 Mayors Summit at the end of the year and Boston’s Greenovate Boston 2014 Climate Action Plan won a prestigious C40 Cities Award in 2015.

Mexico City


Mayors serving on the Steering Committee represent the geographically diverse members of the global network and serve in rotation: Boston replaces Houston as a representative of the North America region and Mexico City replaces Buenos Aires as a representative of the Latin America region. The new members join Johannesburg, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Jakarta, Milan, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Amman and Seoul on the C40 Steering Committee.

To read the full press release, click here.

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of large and engaged cities from around the world committed to implementing meaningful and sustainable climate-related actions locally that will help address climate change globally. Recognizing that cities consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for more than 70% of global CO2 emissions, our organization’s global field staff works with city governments, supported by our technical experts across a range of program areas to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in large cities across the world. The current chair of the C40 is Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, and 108th Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg is President of the Board. The Steering Committee includes: Berlin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and Tokyo.

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